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Some Day, My Prince Will Come . . .

June 18th, 2010 Posted in encouragement, family, Pastor's corner, stella

One of the amazing things about little girls is their desire to be a princess.

Having raised two boys, I had not spent a lot of time around little girls. That is, until Stella, my first granddaughter, came along. It was like she was genetically predisposed to like the color pink and all things princess-related.

So I have entered those once-mysterious pink aisles in the toy stores that stock all things of that genre.

And I have a confession to make . . . it’s kind of fun!

The other day, we were playing with a castle I had bought for her, and she was doing the voices for all of her princesses: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Ariel, Snow White, Belle, etc. I was doing the voices of the princes who went with all of them, including my favorite: The Beast from Beauty and the Beast.

Frankly, in these movies, the princesses get all the good lines. The princes? They just show up and rescue the damsel in distress, either by killing dragons or singing some kind of song.

Away to his castle we’ll go . . .

Anyhow, Stella (who is almost four now) and I were playing, and I was trying to teach her the song from Snow White, ”Some Day, My Prince Will Come.”

I only knew the first line, “Some day, my prince will come. Some day, my prince will come . . . ”

So we found the song on YouTube and played it again and again and again. Then the rest of the day, she sang that song.

The lyrics are:

Some day my prince will come
Some day we’ll meet again
And away to his castle we’ll go
To be happy forever I know
Some day when spring is here
We’ll find our love anew
And the birds will sing
And wedding bells will ring
Some day when my dreams come true
A greater prince.

Now, not every little girl wants to be a princess, but many do. I sometimes wonder if this is not a longing for something or someone greater.

No man, no matter how wonderful, will be your prince as you imagine him to be. If anything, he will probably turn out to be more like the reverse of the frog becoming a prince. He will turn out to be a frog! Or at least he will only be a man.

Perhaps that longing of the little girl’s heart, for a knight in shining armor, is a longing for a “greater prince:” the Prince of Peace and the Lord of Lords Himself.

I believe it is.

The little girl and little boy, for that matter, long for more than any person can bring. They long for God.

And one day, our Prince will come. He will establish His kingdom on this earth and that dragon called Satan will be defeated.

And guess what? We will indeed “live happily ever after!”

11 Responses to “Some Day, My Prince Will Come . . .”

  1. Angela says:

    You are reading my mind with that song. We are from the same era and through my life I have always sang that song dreaming of my own prince.I have had some toads…..But the longing is there and you hit it!!!!1The prince is Jesus and only he can fulfill that empty space in my heart and life. Thank you Greg for pointing it out in such a way us “girls” can relate….Blessings to you and your ministry…..

  2. Pam says:

    Thank you for a very sweet post about how it will be when we do see Him face to face one day. I think that day is very close! Bless you Pastor Laurie~

  3. Edmund says:

    Praise the Lord how right you and your grand
    daughter are showing us and the world how easy it is to know, see, hear, and wait upon the Lord. I have no children, yet knowing those who do, I see the open and true Love children bring to this world. They love you without question.And they show it, I,t so wrong we all have to grow-up.

  4. Miriam says:

    what an encouraging post! thank you so much for writing this and reminding me that the prince i should be waiting and longing for is the one who is the son of God. Priase God!

  5. Jennifer Goetz says:

    I lOVE that song Greg, I always have…and you are so right…We do long to be rescued, to be raptured into the arms of one who loves us, but Jesus really is that ONE. There is no one who can do that but him…thanks for bringing back great memories with your wonderful song and story.

  6. Heather says:

    Pastor Greg, I love the way you explained the prince story. It’s so true, we all long for something better than what we have today, and for the believer, we have Jesus waiting for us in Heaven, the GREAT and WONDERFUL King.

  7. Lori says:

    Oh Pastor Greg, thank you for sharing the story about Stella and relating it to our longing for the Prince of Peace. The last line in your post said, then we’ll all live happily ever after.
    Life is so hard sometimes. It’s full of joys, wonders, disappointments, sorrows, sin and strife. It is exciting, and encouraging to remember, that someday our Prince, Jesus Christ, will come for us, and never again will we sorrow. We will indeed, live happily ever after. God bless.

  8. Karla I. Souve' says:

    Hi Pastor Greg,

    Totally cute and totally true!

    Much joy,

    Karla~

  9. Victoria says:

    Ha Ha, Pastor Greg, I believe that my/our prince will indeed come soon!!! Luv from Indian Springs, God bless.

  10. Felicia says:

    Thank you for posting this Pastor Greg and thank you for Harvest Crusades. I was saved in 2000 at the Harvest Crusade in Ft. Lauderdale FL. I remember being a little girl and not wanting to believe in princes or fairy-tales, because I didn’t want to be so naive or foolish. From what I had seen there were no happy endings and it would only hurt you to have false hope. After coming to know the Lord, I started believing that dreams do come true. The beauty of all fantasies failing here on earth is so we can enjoy the real thing with Jesus in heaven. I can’t wait. More than eye has seen and ear has heard, more than our mind can fully conceive are His plans for us. Thanks for the reminder, because at times my heart will tell me I want heaven here on earth. God bless you in serving the King.

  11. sherri says:

    Dear Pastor Greg,

    Over 37 years ago I went against what God was telling me was the right thing to do and married a man that was not of the Lord. After only four months of marriage there were biblical grounds for divorce and God in His mercy allowed me to run for my life. Looking ahead and putting Jesus Christ on the throne of my life I sought His divine guidance and asked Him to pick out a Godly man to be my husband. After surrendering completely that part of my life and believing the scripture that says, “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart”, I kept praying and seeking. Also while waiting and sitting at my desk at my job I would sing, “Someday My Prince Will Come”! Well, after seven years of waiting I met my Prince whom I’ve been married to for 31 years now. The story of how we met would be way too long to write, but God had a divine appointment at just the perfect time for us to meet at Calvary Chapel of Riverside (our little church on the hill).

    We have many more stories we could share of how God has been in the midst of our lives and marriage.

    To any single person, I would say, “Please please please wait on the Lord, for He has a beautiful plan for your life. Don’t settle for anything less. He loves us so very much and wants the very best for us all”!!

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